Do Medicaid Patients Only Get $45 for Personal Care?

Yes, that’s what it means – skip the hair care or hope for gifts. This “personal needs allowance” varies somewhat from state to state, and in many states it has not been raised in decades. Ohio seems a bit ungenerous. In Massachusetts, where I practice, the Medicaid agency is especially generous, letting covered nursing home residents keep $72.80 of their monthly income.  

Read more on how Medicaid treats income in this article.